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SA operators, government agree shared network deal

Six South African companies will be allowed to keep their broadband spectrum until licences expire …

Telkom SA may bid up to $1B for Cell C

Telkom SA is mulling a bid of $1 billion for South Africa’s smallest operator, Cell C, …

Onyx to build sub-$30 African smartphone

South African handset manufacturer Onyx-Connect is launching a sub-$30 Android smartphone into the African market …

South Africa regulator delays 4G auction to May 2017

South Africa’s telecoms regulator ICASA reportedly postponed its proposed 4G spectrum auction to May next year, …

MTN rolls-out scheme to increase black ownership

MTN officially launched its new black empowerment share scheme in South Africa, with the offer period …

SA minister wants spectrum to shake-up status quo

South Africa’s telecoms minister, Siyabonga Cwele, defended the government’s tough stance with regulator ICASA over …

Telkom SA chief attacks “random and erratic” regulator

Telkom South Africa CEO Sipho Maseko slammed the country’s industry regulator for tending “to make …

SA ministry starts legal fight over spectrum sale

South Africa’s telecoms ministry filed a legal suit against the country’s industry regulator in an …

SA government fights regulator over spectrum plan

South Africa’s telecoms ministry intends to launch legal action against the country’s industry regulator for …

South Africa’s Neotel acquired by Liquid Telecom

South Africa’s fixed-line provider Neotel, which was nearly acquired by Vodacom earlier this year, has been sold for ZAR 6.6 billion ($435 million) to Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group.